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looks like it might be a little top-heavy..


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In german it is called a "Giraffenflügel" (giraffe grand), is that the term which you know for this PSO as well? I really wonder if the small pot on the floor left of the piano is filled with water to keep the humidity constant... Big Grin


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Yes, a giraffe here as well.

How about this one? Notice the stringing, and the line of the hammers?


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Now this one looks really funny.

Ron, do you know anything about this piano, why it was constructed and what the intention of the manufactorer was? How does it sound?

On the first sight the design doesn't look too bad. One big bridge for all strings, no tenor break. One drawback would probably be the strange hammer line and action ratio problems throughout the scale.

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Not only one big bridge, but a perfectly straight bridge....

A tech from Norway posted the picture. I haven't a clue how it sounds, I can't get to the site right now to see if there is any other info. The company name is Malmjo, or something like that.


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Oh, it's a Malmsjö, a swedish piano. The name is impressed in the plate, I only saw it after having a closer look.

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Here's a look at the action stack from a smaller one of these:


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Once you get over the strangeness of it, that's a very pretty harp. You know, plate.

Joe


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Yes, it's quite beautiful, very sexy.


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I think that there were only a few made. They were called "banana" pianos.

Our next one holds the claim as the world's biggest piano. What if you wanted to build the best sounding UPRIGHT?


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www.klavins-pianos.com

There's a free sample of the Busoni transcription of Bach's Chaconne in d-minor. You can hear that this piano has a very impressive sound, especially in the bass and tenor.

I like the Brahms transcription for the left hand much better, but that's a different subject.

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Originally posted by Jens Schlosser:
I like the Brahms transcription for the left hand much better, but that's a different subject.

Jens


I much prefer the Busoni, but there is one advantage to the Brahms...i can play it. Big Grin


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Ron Tuner

I think the first pic shown is elegant.

I surely would like one that looked similar rather than a big black box staring at me whenever I walked into the room (as in old uprights and the newer ones even more)

Roberta


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How about this one, it's kindof inbetween:


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This one is a little 'chunkier'

I like the elegance of the first one, but would like to update the fretwork!

WHERE the heck are you coming up with these Ron?

R-


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